Value Act – ready for the Mt Hood Challenge

The ValueAct Capital Professional Women’s Cycling Team came to Mt Hood Cycling Classic with the aim of getting rider Leah Goldstein on the top step of the podium for the fourth-time. In a row. Last year, while riding for the Symmetrics team, Goldstein along with one and only one teammate Marni Hambleton, took the yellow…

Mt Hood Cycling Classic Preview

The scenic 6th annual Mt Hood Cycling Classic returns bigger than ever as one of only three UCI women’s point races in the United States making it a very important stopping point for the women hoping to earn a selection for the Olympics. On the men’s side, the race also earned the highest ranking, a…

Sutherland and Woodring win Joe Martin prologue

No major surprises after the Joe Martin prologue – a short, uphill time trial. Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) continued showing his great form, winning another time trial, similar to the Redlands TT. He raced through the 2.5-mile course in 8:14, climber Anthony Colby (Colavita/Sutter Home) was 10 seconds slower, and Bernard Van Ulden (Jelly Belly)…

Joe Martin Stage Race

Next on the NRC schedule is the Joe Martin Stage Race in Northwest Arkansas. In previous years, Joe Martin was followed by the Tri-Peaks Challenge to provide two NRC stage races in two weeks of racing in Arkansas, but this year Tri-Peaks was replaced by a new race, the Tour of Arkansas, a non-NRC event.…

Gila – Goldstein and Ladino prevail

The Tour of the Gila concluded this weekend with its two final stages, the crit on Saturday and the monster, well, Gila Monster stage on Sunday. As expected, the crit didn’t bring any changes to the overall classification. ValueAct’s Leah Goldstein defended her pink leader’s jersey which she grabbed after the first stage. On the…

Tour of the Gila Preview

One of the tougher stage races in North America, the Ben D. Altamirano Memorial Tour of the Gila kicks off tomorrow, with five days of racing, leg busting climbing, arrowing descents and often brutal winds around Silver City, in New Mexico. For its 22nd edition, no major changes to the race except that the order…